February 13, 2015
Last Sunday, we had to put down our little cat Smudgie. She was 19 years old, and had, until the past week, still looked like a kitten. But 19 is a long life for a cat, so I won't spend a lot of time mourning. I'd rather remember, and will do so with some haiga I've put together over the years.
This one, was written for her last summer, but she is not the cat in the photograph:
Library of Congress.
This is Smudgie (on the left) with Skippy (now 6 years old):
A holiday haiga. And perfect for this week!
Winter--our least favorite time of year. Especially this year. Poor skinny little Smudgie sat so close to the radiator I was afraid she would burst into flame!
Smudgie was known to take a lick of the sugar on a Peep:
Celebrating our favorite time of year--spring, and our favorite fragrant flower--hyacinth.
I have many more cat haiga, but they're mostly photos of Skippy, who never shuts her eyes when having her picture taken! Smudgie will be missed. Life goes on.
And so does Poetry Friday. You can see all the other poetry posts gathered by Cathy at Merely Day by Day.
All haiga © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.